So as you know by now, ABC’s LOST is one of my favorite TV shows. I love it. I’ve watched each season religiously, and I’ve spent countless hours talking to friends and chatting online, attempting to discover the secrets behind the mysteries.
Now, I’ve finally done it. I’ve cracked the code. So LOST fans, sit back while I explain to you exactly what’s really going on at that crazy desert island of our dreams. The LOST writers have long cited the works of Stephen King, Charles Dickens, and the Bible itself as inspirations on the show, but they have cleverly avoided mentioning the true inspiration. LOST isn’t the story of The Stand. LOST is, in fact, Roald Dahl’s classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Hear me out. Just like Willy Wonka, Jacob is looking for a replacement. Just like Wonka, Jacob has brought them to his home to judge them. Just like Wonka, the “candidates” are eliminated one at a time as he watches them fail a morality test they were unaware they were taking.
Not enough for you? What did the Oceanic Six get as part of their settlement from Oceanic Airlines? GOLDEN TICKETS. Bam. Case closed.
This means Jacob is Wonka; the Man in Black is his rival, the nefarious Horace Slugworth; and Richard is the leader of the Oompa-Loompas. And Charlie? Sweet Charlie had only a single, minor infraction — stealing Fizzy Lifting Drink. That means the final winner will be the man whose biggest sin has been the hoarding of ranch dressing. In the end, Hurley will walk away with it all.